Minerva Submission Details

Call for Submissions: Deadline, June 1, 2013

The Center for Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the launch of a new online publication dedicated to featuring the research, scholarly and creative work of SUNY Potsdam undergraduate students.  The journal will be released on September, 2012 and will be an annual publication.  Students who are SUNY Potsdam undergraduates are eligible to submit.  Persons who graduated in December 2012 or will graduate in May 2013 may also submit.

The title was determined through a contest in February 2012.  Sophomore History major Alana Coulum submitted the winning entry determined by The Center for Undergraduate Research staff.  Alana received a $25 gift certificate to The College Store for submitting the winning entry.  Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom, the arts, medicine, industry, and trade among many others.  Many of the early teacher training colleges in New York used the goddess of wisdom and protection as a symbol on their campuses.  Her image is well represented here at SUNY Potsdam.

The Minerva will publish a variety of undergraduate work in the following areas: 

  • Education & Professional Studies (athletics, business administration, community health, curriculum & instruction, literacy, secondary education, special education)
  • Fine & Performing Arts (art history, studio art, creative writing, dance, music, theater)
  • Humanities (history, literary criticism, modern languages, philosophy)
  • Sciences (biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, geology, math & physics)
  • Social Sciences (anthropology, criminal justice, economics, politics, psychology, sociology)

The Minerva will also feature undergraduate research highlights from the previous year and upcoming events of The Center for Undergraduate Research.

Faculty Reviewers

A panel of faculty members will review submissions for each general area.  We are still in need of reviewers in the Professional Studies and Humanities disciplines.  If you would like to serve as a faculty reviewer, please contact Carleen Graham at The Center for Undergraduate Research.

Student Reviewers

We would also like to appoint one student from each general area to serve as a reviewer.  Faculty are welcome to nominate a student, or interested students should contact The Center for Undergraduate Research at cur@potsdam.edu with the following information:

  • your name
  • major(s)
  • faculty mentor (and contact info) who can vouch for your skills & reliability
  • confirmation that you are able to review submissions during the month of June.  Note: you do NOT have to be on campus to review submissions.

For submission information, please read Submission Criteria.